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5 Under $50: Peplum

Peplum is all fine and good when it's on the runways at Vera Wang, Giorgio Armani and Jason Wu (models don't mind added volume on the hips and thighs) but can it work in real life? I have yet to try but my adventurous side is contemplating these pretty peplum pieces under $50. Are you wearing peplum this spring?

The Look for Less: J.Crew Polka-Dot Pencil Skirt

J.Crew's polka-dot pencil skirt is $189.99 (down from $250) but is sold out in most sizes. Another amazing option is their Big-Shot Dot circle skirt for $128.

Get the look for less with this polka-dot skirt by Alfani for $59 at Macy's.

Or, try out River Island's polka-dot skirt, which is $35.81 at

Take a cue from J.Crew's store window displays (here) and pair your polka-dot skirt with a denim shirt and red crossbody bag for a classy springtime look.